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Athletic Training: Find Information
This guide will provide you with some research tips on doing research on Athletic Training
MEDLINE provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more. Created by the National Library of Medicine, MEDLINE uses MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) indexing with tree, tree hierarchy, subheadings and explosion capabilities to search citations from over 5,400 current biomedical journals.
This database allows all researchers and professionals in the field to acquire accurate and scholarly information. These abstracts feature a wide variety of content, ranging from physical education curricula, to sports medicine, to dance. Health education and physical therapy are also covered.
Databases for Systematic Reviews and Clinical Trials
The following databases contain systematic reviews (a type of literature review that collects all the studies on a selected topic that meet a certain criteria and synthesizes the findings) and clinical trials to provide evidence-based treatment information.
Includes randomized trials, systematic reviews and clinical practice guidelines in physiotherapy. All trials in PEDro are independently assessed for quality to guide clinical practice.
Evidence Based Practice
Evidence Based Practice means that health professionals pair the best evidence and research with their clinical expertise to recommend a treatment plan to their patient. To assist in making treatment decisions for a specific clinical problem, professionals need access to relevant and current research resources while also having the ability properly search for and synthesize/apply the information to the context of their patient's situation. The more focused you can make your research issue, the better more relevant your results will be and therefore, the better your treatment plan will be.
More Health & Wellness Databases
These heath and wellness databases may also contain information relevant to you research topic.
Integrates millions of articles from a wide range of full-text nursing and allied health journals, newspapers, magazines, newsletters and select consumer health information sources with full-text reference works and hundreds of health-related multimedia
Includes over 100 titles covering the fields of physical therapy and sports medicine, providing researchers with access to topics discussed in the field, including proven treatment techniques, experimental research theses, and many more.
Databases with Reference E-books and Background Information
The following databases can provide a solid background of information on your topic. The databases listed include e-books which might contain a chapter or a whole book on your topic, or reference collections which are encyclopedias or other reference materials that contain generally accepted knowledge in the field.
Select e-books on a range of topics including health and medicine.
Resources for Finding Theses & Dissertations
You might want to consider looking at a Master's thesis or a dissertation on your topic to see what has been else has been written (and maybe not yet published in scholarly journals) about your topic or to find references to other relevant articles through the citations listed on the thesis or dissertation article.
This database contains nearly 11,000 dissertations/theses in Health, Health Education, Athletics, Physiology, Exercise Epidemiology, Sports Psychology, and Recreation and Leisure. (Formerly known as Kinesiology Publications)
The Master's Theses Collection contains nearly 3000 manuscripts from 1930 through the present.
The following databases are multidisplinary, meaning, you'll likely find something relating to your topic within these databases but it may not always be from the angle of your discipline or area of study. Use these if you're looking for general information, if your topic isn't super specialized within your field, or if multiple perspectives could benefit your research.
Academic OneFile is the premier source of peer-reviewed full-text scholarly content across the academic disciplines. With millions of articles available in both PDF and HTML full-text, Academic OneFile is both authoritative and comprehensive.
A multi-disciplinary database with many full-text, scholarly articles back to 1999, and citations/abstracts prior to 1999.
The following databases are interdisciplinary, meaning, one of these databases that on a different field of study may have overlapping research interests with Health and Wellness (ex. Psychology of Sports, Physical Education, etc.)
Millions of article citations, some with links to the complete article. To find complete articles, check the box for "Linked Full-Text" under Limit Results on the search page. Covers psychology and related disciplines including psychiatry, social work, pharmacology, medicine, law, and education.
Call Number: General Collection - Upper Floor QP301 .M3755 2005
Publication Date: 2005-01-01
As you search for articles and resources for your research project, you may run into abstracts and search results that don't take you to the full-text. In that case, you can either copy and paste the bibliographic information into the Interlibrary Loan form or you can look up that resource on the WorldCat database to submit an ILL request through there.
Search the collections of over 10,000 libraries worldwide, and request them via Interlibrary Loan. Click on the title of the item you want, then click "Order via Forsyth Library ILL" at the bottom to log in to ILLiad and request it.
Browse for Books and Journals
Browse for books and reference materials in the following locations in Forsyth Library.
General Collection (2nd level):
GV 201 – 555 Physical Education & Training
GV 561 – 1198.995 Sports
RC 1200 – 1245 Sports Medicine
RD 92 – 97.8 Emergency Surgery, Wounds and Injuries
796 (microfilm) Sports
Dictionaries, Encyclopedias and Handbooks (call number areas):